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Sample collection and submission

How to collect samples

The most important step in sample collection for eDNA analysis is to avoid cross-contamination of the samples.

For this, it is necessary to follow strict protocols and the use of clean/sterile equipment. Key aspects are to use clean gloves, DI water, sterile Falcon tubes or sterile sample collection tubes.

Please contact eDNAFrontiers@curtin.edu.au for information on sample collection, preservation and shipping. We can supply protocols and advice.

Alternatively you can view these videos for guidance:

Selecting your analysis options

When it comes to analysis of your sample‚Äôs eDNA there are multiple options for assays that target a wide selection of metabarcodes. The TrEnD laboratory and eDNA Frontiers share a portfolio of over 130 selections and have the capacity to run custom primers where required.  Contact us to discuss options that best suit your needs.